Policy & Compliance

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

No actual bees were harmed yesterday when Michelle Rhee appeared at the Minneapolis Convention Center yesterday, but a number of hornets’ nests got thwacked wide open.

11/17/2011

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and National Center of Education and the Economy President Marc Tucker painted a bleak picture of America's future at a promotional event in Washington, D.C., yesterday.

11/16/2011

11/16/2011

A majority of U.S. states intend to opt out of the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind, and 11 have already made formal requests to take advantage of the waivers President Barack Obama offered in September, the Education Department said on Tuesday.

11/16/2011

A funny thing happened on the way to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the sweeping school-reform law better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB): The debate over reauthorization has spawned a political alliance between the tea party and the teachers unions.

11/16/2011
Education in Kansas has seen a variety of changes, formats, and emphasis since the days when the 3 Rs were enough for success in life.  Reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic alone cannot prepare our children for success in times of mobile and transient populations, constant change, and global competition.

11/15/2011

11/15/2011

When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance: Get the federal government out of schools. How they'd do that varies.

11/15/2011

Not all public school educators opposed Senate Bill 5, though more than a few administrators and school board members stood beside the teachers’ unions in working to repeal the controversial collective bargaining law.

11/15/2011

Mark Ossenheimer, principal of the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation in the Bronx, threw out a name to add to the list of teenagers in trouble.

11/15/2011

Citing the strength of historic public education reforms already under way in Kentucky, the state on Monday submitted its application asking to be relieved of some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

11/14/2011

11/14/2011

To the public education advocates who released it, the survey painted a gloomy picture of schools in Wisconsin - reduced staff and bigger class sizes in many districts, all as a result of state budget cuts.

11/14/2011

Government health experts recommended that all children be tested for high cholesterol before they reach puberty, in an effort to get an early start in preventing cardiovascular disease.

11/14/2011

Not all Ohio public school educators opposed Senate Bill 5, though more than a few administrators and school board members stood beside the teachers’ unions in working to repeal the controversial collective bargaining law.

11/14/2011

Universal preschool and all-day kindergarten, reforming education funding and restructuring school districts to provide options for students are among sweeping changes Connecticut's superintendents are proposing.

11/14/2011

It was a change in tone: Acting New Jersey State Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf came to the teachers union convention Friday and told educators that he appreciated and valued them and wanted to listen to their concerns.

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

Gov. Deval Patrick wants all children in Massachusetts to be proficient in reading by the third grade.

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